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 Sep 06, 2006 - 10:23 AM - by Michael
* Midway gets Billy & Mandy

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Midway's just let us know they are going to be making a Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy game for the Wii.

Chicago ? September 6, 2006 ? Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced the development of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy? for the Nintendo Wii?. Gamers can play as one of 15 characters from one of Cartoon Network?s top-rated shows in the adventure/fighting game, which is also scheduled to be available for the PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube? and Game Boy? Advance this holiday season.

"The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is one of Cartoon Network's most popular programs and we've worked closely with the creator to ensure the game is full of Maxwell Atom's trademark look, feel and humor," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "We are very excited to also bring the mayhem to Nintendo's next?gen console."

"We have a long and successful relationship with Midway and we are pleased to be partnering with them to bring The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy to this exciting and highly anticipated new Wii gaming platform," said Christina Miller, vice president of U.S. consumer products for Cartoon Network Enterprises.

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy for the Nintendo Wii is expected to utilize features that are unique to the Wii system. This includes use of the split controls, motion sensing and more. The Wii version is intended to support both the GameCube and Wii controllers. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy on the Nintendo Wii is also expected to include content?specific gameplay features that will be available only on the Wii platform. More details on these features will be released at a later date.

 

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